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How to Search Arrest Records and Past and Present Detainees in Fayette County, Kentucky

For those unsure of how to conduct a search for Fayette County arrest records, outstanding warrants, and court documents, this article explains the best methods for finding these materials using online and offline sources.

Tracing Fayette County Arrests

Unlike most counties in the U.S., there is not an online database that provides Fayette County arrest records and inmate data. Instead, individuals wishing to obtain information on an inmate (including bail bonds and charges), or about how to contact detainees in custody to pay their bond, send them mail, or notify them of an emergency are directed to this Lexington governmental site. Alternatively, the Kentucky Online Offender Lookup (KOOL) allows you to search for offenders state-wide based on their name, while also including information on sentencing options, and the likelihood of re-incarceration.

Conducting a Warrant Search

Anyone interested in obtaining Fayette County warrants will have to do so in person, as the county does not currently have an online warrant search tool. Instead, individuals are required to show up at the sherriff's office: 150 N. Limestone #265, Lexington, KY, 40507.

Obtaining Court Records

If the party for whom you're searching has an upcoming trial date, the best place to look for KY court dockets and records is Kentucky Court of Justice website. From there, individuals can navigate on the left-hand side to Fayette County to see all upcoming cases on the docket. You will only be able to see pending cases and not cases that ended in a conviction.   Additionally, individuals can perform a background check on a state-wide level through the Administrative Office of the Courts. The information received includes a criminal records report based on historic court activity. KY arrests or driving incidents are not shown.

Locating Registered Sex Offenders

For those trying to find sex offenders within a 1-mile radius of their location, or by name of offender, the county has an online database that provides that information. After scrolling down, you'll be able to search for the registry on a state-wide level, including Fayette County.